WATERS Share New Video For “What’s Real”
Fresh off their nationwide tour supporting Matt & Kim, WATERS has released their brand new music video for “What’s Real”. Serving as a nod to all the fads of the late 90’s/early 2000’s, the video is a hilarious trip down memory lane any millennial can appreciate. You watch the video below or by clicking HERE.
“What’s Real” is the title track off the band's Vagrant debut which garnered much praise from the press with Billboard hailing it “heartfelt and nostalgic,” while Stereogum claimed it to be ”one of the most electrifying pieces of power pop heard in a while.” What’s Real is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and the Vagrant Webstore.
Active Child Shares New Track “Stranger”
Active Child has teamed up with Stereogum to premiere a new track entitled “Stranger”, head over to Stereogum to listen to the track or listen below. “Stranger” is the 3rd track released from Active Child’s forthcoming LP Mercy, which will be released everywhere June 16th via Vagrant Records. Pre-order now on iTunes, Amazon, or the Vagrant Webstore and receive the tracks “1999”, “Never Far Away”, and “Stranger” instantly.
Active Child recently announced a Nationwide Summer headline tour. A full list of dates can be found here.
Albert Hammond Jr. Announces Third Album Momentary Masters, New Song “Born Slippy” Premieres Today
We are very excited to welcome Albert Hammond Jr. to the Vagrant family! Albert will be releasing his third solo album, and first in five years, entitled Momentary Masters on July 31st. You can listen to the first track “Born Slippy” below or by clicking HERE
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Recorded in Hammond Jr.'s home in upstate New York in a converted barn he calls One Way Studios, the album's name derives from a phrase in astronomer Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space - a notion that underscores the truism that every triumph is fleeting.
"I feel like the best songs I've written, as soon as I was done, I was like, 'Oh my God, I did it!' But in that split second that it comes, that feeling goes," Hammond Jr. explains. "It's the same thing when you find complete happiness, you find this complete low. I feel like that's what being creative is: It's you bouncing with emotion and what you capture in those bounces. Accept where you are and use it." And Albert has done just that. In a recent interview Paper Mag , Hammond Jr. discusses his new domesticity and it's influence on his third record. "He's cleaned up, gotten hitched, and moved from the city to upstate New York, but hasn't lost the ability to create soaring rock riffs and catchy hooks."
Along with the new album, Albert announced he will be touring North America from September until the beginning of November. Click HERE for a full list of dates and to purchase tickets.
Active Child Announces Preorders for Mercy
Active Child’s sophomore full-length, Mercy, is now up for preorder. Serving as a follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed LP, You Are all I See, and 2013’s Rapor EP, Mercy showcases Grossi’s raw, honest, and incredible vocals like never before. Preorder now and receive the tracks “1999” and “Never Far Away” instantly. Preorder Mercy: iTunes | Amazon | Store Actiive Child also recently announced a Summer headline tour with support from Low Roar. A full list of tour dates can be found HERE.
Bad Suns Premiere New Video For “We Move Like The Ocean”
Bad Suns have teamed up with Billboard to premiere their new music for “We Move Like The Ocean”, click HERE to watch. Old and new come together when classic footage of Venice is fused with modern day video taken of the band as they explore one of their hometown landmarks. “We Move Like The Ocean” appears on the band’s debut album Language & Perspective, available now on iTunes and the Vagrant Webstore.
After extensive touring throughout 2014, their first ever SOLD OUT headline tour in 2015, and fresh off their debut Coachella performance, Bad Suns are gearing up to hit the road once again. A Full list of tour dates can be found below.
Bad Suns On Tour:
4/24 Knoxville TN @ University of Tennessee
4/25 Charleston SC @ Music Farm
4/26 Atlanta GA @ Summer Series at Park Tavern
4/27 Orlando FL @ The Social
4/29 Richmond VA @ The National
4/30 Charlotte NC @ Visulite Theatre
5/01 Baltimore MD @ Ottobar
5/03 Philadelphia PA @ Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party
5/04 Pittsburgh PA @ Altar Bar
5/05 Columbus OH @ A&R Music Bar
5/06 Cleveland OH @ Cambridge Room at House of Blues
5/08 St Louis MO @ Firebird
5/10 Dallas TX @ Bomb Factory
5/11 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s
5/12 Austin TX @ Emo’s
5/14 Colorado Springs Co @ Black Sheep
5/15 Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad
5/16 Phoenix AZ @ Pressroom
6/21 Dover DE @ Firefly Music Festival
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases
We are excited to announce four vinyl releases exclusive to Record Store Day this Saturday! All on 180g, Vagrant will be releasing The Hold Steady’s two classics Boys and Girls in America and Heaven Is Whenever, as well as Blitzen Trapper’s Live Harvest and Justin Townes Earle’s Live At Grimey’s.
Considered “America’s Best Bar Band” by many, The Hold Steady is one of Vagrant’s most legendary alumni. On April 18, Vagrant will be releasing limited edition versions of Boys and Girls on white and purple vinyl, and Heaven Is Whenever on orange vinyl.
One of Vagrant’s newest roster members, Blitzen Trapper, recently released their seventh studio album, VII. While on tour in support of the album, the band performed Neil Young’s Harvest in its entirety in Portland at the Doug Fir Lounge. The shows were recorded and will be released as Live Harvest, an RSD exclusive LP.
And last but certainly not least, the Forefather of Contemporary Americana, Justin Townes Earle recently released the double concept album, Single Mothers and Absent Fathers. While on tour in support, JTE did a special in-store performance at Grimey’s in Nashville on September 4, 2014. The show was recorded and will be put out as an LP and available only on Record Store Day.
Please go out and support your local record store this weekend! Learn more at RecordStoreDay.com.
Sunset Sons Release The Fall Line EP, Announce West Coast Tour Dates
Sunset Sons’ The Fall Line EP is out today! The new four-song effort from the Anglo-Aussie quartet debuted at #1 on the iTunes rock chart in the UK, and is available now in the US on iTunes and Spotify. Check out the official video for lead track “Medicine” below.
The four friends- Rory, Jed, Rob and Pete- are based in the idyllic French town of Hossegor and came together through a shared love of surfing. Sunset Sons specialize in crafting anthemic, propulsive, indie-rock and are headed to be a breakout act of 2015.
In support of The Fall Line EP, the band will be crossing the pond for their very first trip to the West Coast in June. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
Sunset Sons On Tour:
6/01 Los Angeles CA @ The Echo
6/02 Santa Ana CA @ The Observatory
6/03 San Diego CA @ The Merrow
Bad Suns Share New Video for “Transpose”
Fresh off a huge debut Coachella performance last weekend, Bad Suns have just shared a new video for their song “Transpose”! Click HERE to check out the premiere via The 405 or watch it below. The new clip was directed by Adam Alessi and features tons of great shots from the band's recent sold out hometown show at LA's El Rey Theatre.
“Transpose” appears on Bad Suns’ debut album Language & Perspective, available now on iTunes. The guys will return to the desert for Coachella Weekend 2 before embarking on a headline run of dates through the south and midwest. Click HERE for all upcoming shows.
WATERS’ Sophomore Album What’s Real Available Now
WATERS’ highly anticipated new album and Vagrant Records debut, What’s Real, is availably nationwide today! Serving as a follow up to 2011’s Out In The Light, and 2014’s It All Might Be OK EP, What’s Real is comprised of eleven honest and raw tracks reminiscent of alternative rock stalwarts of the 90’s.
Purchase What’s Real: iTunes | Amazon | Spotify | Webstore
WATERS has spent the last six months on the road with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Cold War Kids, Smallpools, Magic Man and Weezer to name a few. In support of What’s Real, WATERS will be touring with Matt & Kim throughout April and May. A full list of dates can be found HERE. “Come to our shows. Participate in the energy. We will leave it all on the table. We expect the audience to as well. It’s what I dreamt about when I was 14 and started playing guitar. It’s what I still dream about today. It’s What’s Real.” - frontman Van Pierszalowski.
WATERS Stream New Album What’s Real via Billboard, Perform on Conan
Pre-order What’s Real: iTunes | Amazon | Vagrant Webstore
Recorded over a 15-month period with Grouplove producer/drummer Ryan Rabin as well as producer Carlos De La Garza (Paramore), What’s Real is the perfect juxtaposition of songs that sound and feel big, all the while being incredibly personal and brutally honest. In celebration of the album’s release next week, WATERS performed the album track "Got To My Head” last night on Conan, their first ever TV performance. If you didn’t catch it, watch it HERE or below.